Our practice is one of Ireland’s most professional and experienced GI services. With a referral note we see and treat patients from all over the country. Fill out our express referral form or simply scan and email a referral through and we will do the rest.

Services offered:

  • Subspecialty Gastroenterology consultation
  • Upper Gastrointestinal endoscopy (Gastroscopy)
  • PEG tube insertion for feeding
  • Biopsies for coeliac, gastritis etc
  • Full colonoscopy
  • Left colonoscopy
  • Venesection (also called Phlebotomy)
  • Iron infusionsfor irondeiciecyaemia
  • Banding of Haemorrhoids
  • Injection of Haemorrhoids
  • Banding of oesophageal varices
  • Injection of bleeding varices vessels and ulcers
  • Laser photocoagulation vessels esp GAVE and post radiotherapy rectum
  • Polypectomy with prior adrenaline injection
  • Sub-mucosal infiltration and removal of flat polyps
  • All abdominal imaging – CT, MRI, MRCP, U/S

You may wish to refer your patient for a direct access endoscopy which will save them time and expense, especially if they are a good distance away. Some commonest indications include:

  • Screening for family history of colon cancer
  • Follow-up of polyps in the bowel
  • Abdominal pain and anaemia
  • Refractory indigestion, heartburn and Dysphagia
  • Follow-up of Barrett’s oesophagus, Atrophic gastritis
  • Family history carcinoma oesophagus and stomach

Ideal patients for direct access are:

  • Generally healthy
  • On few medications
  • Relatively young (generally should be less than 75)

Sometimes it is safer for you to refer a patient for a consultation. For example, if they are an insulin dependent diabetic, they may require admission to adjust their insulin dosages and monitor their blood sugar levels, or, if they are on a blood thinner such as Warfarin, they may need to be admitted to switch over to Heparin allowing them a safer procedure with less risk of bleeding. Your patient may also need a consultation if they are elderly and have complicated medical problems. You will be the best judge of these factors.
If you would like your patient to be seen urgently for direct access, let us know and we will put them on Dr. Hollingsworth’s next theatre list.
Dr. Hollingsworth’s schedule is as follows: